The Patriots will hit the road for the first two weeks of the preseason, visiting some familiar faces in Detroit and Nashville.
The team’s preseason opener is at the Lions, followed by a matchup at the Titans.
After skipping joint practices a year ago, the Pats will likely get together on the practice field with the Lions and/or Titans prior to the exhibition games.
Each trip will serve as a reunion for Bill Belichick and Co.
In Detroit, Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have assembled a roster with many former Patriots, including prized free-agent signing Trey Flowers. The Lions also signed Danny Amendola this offseason.
The Titans, coached by Mike Vrabel, rely on Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis, and Logan Ryan as key players.
Following their two road trips, the Pats will close out the 2019 preseason with home games against the Panthers and Giants. Dates and times have not yet been announced.
The NFL will release its regular-season schedule later this month.
The Patriots are set to open the 2019 season on Sunday night. Possible opponents for the game include the Chiefs, Browns, Cowboys, Steelers, Giants, Jets, Dolphins, and Bills.